Communication, Media and Leadership Studies
We live in a time where information is abundant and travels at lightning speeds in a digital world. Within this world, you can turn your enthusiasm for communication into an amazing and impactful career. Our department offers the following:
Minors are available in:
Preparing You For Your Dream Job
Employers are looking to hire those with knowledge, skills and experience, and you can get all of that in the Department of Communication, Media and Leadership Studies. You'll take courses that will challenge your intellect, test your imagination and allow you to create.
Your first semester on campus, you can start taking classes in your area of interest. Later, you can even complete internships for college credit with professionals in your field anywhere in the world. Recent internships have been completed at:
- PCG Nashville
- Walt Disney World
- Kentucky School of Ministry
- Ashland (Ky) Daily Independent
- Kentucky Educational Television
- Rowan County (Ky) Middle School
- MSU Recreation & Wellness Center
- American Volleyball Coaches Association
- Rainbow Children’s Development Centre - Africa
You will gain even more experience working in our student-managed media operations:
MSU-TV, our campus television station
The Trail Blazer, the campus newspaper
NewsCenter, an on-campus television news program.
You will have access to:
- Multimedia newsrooms
- Multi-camera television studios
- Audio and video editing facilities
- Computer laboratories with current software
- Digital photo and video cameras, audio recording devices, microphones and more
You can also develop your skills by working or interning at
Validate your design skills and prove to employers you have the expertise needed to plan, build and maintain effective digital communications by becoming an Adobe Certified Associate. In our Digital Media Learning Center
you have access to personal tutoring, study materials and learn-by-video tutorials to prepare you for success on the certification exams.
Learn more about how you can become Adobe Certified
Develop leadership experience future employers will value and participate in student organizations providing you with opportunities to network with career professionals. You can join the following local chapters on campus:
Learn more about the student organizations
offered at MSU.
Taking Your Next Step
Schedule a campus visit
with us. During your visit you can meet personally with our faculty members, sit in on classes and tour our facilities. We look forward to seeing you at MSU.
Learn more about scholarships
available to students in our department.